With DS #1 I was diagnosed with failure to progress and CPD (cephlopelvic disproportion). Truth was OB had better things to do than to wait on a first time mom.
I think he had a tee time he was anxious to get too. I never gave him any crediability as it related to his diagnosis. Medical records showed some discrepancy.
I will say it was my experience as I approached the stage (centimeters) in a following birth where a lot of emotional things seemed to slow down progress.
Being in a different frame of mind as it relates to understanding what created the scene for the first c-section and having people who understand the brith process, respect it and honor its ways.
Can and does make a huge difference in how a mother will approach following births.
Knowledge is empowering and allows one to make decisions based on fact rather than fear and limited information.
For moms who have had CPD as diagnosis or other disparagments made about their pelvis.
I suggest prior to pregnancy get it looked at see what truth there is to what your diagnosis is/was.
If your birth ended with a c-section try mayan massage, cranio sacral therapy, chiropractic all of this to align, repair, and prep for a pregnancy.
I would encourage use of these practitioners during pregnancy as well.